This week, Furman starts his final main IDW continuity farewell tour with his favourite character as everyone wants to tell you the story so far and we find out exactly how good a Headmaster is as I look at Maximum Dinobots issue 1!
This week, Kup is back! Ratbat is back! Drift is here!
Plus, parental issues all round as I look at All Hail Megatron issue 5!
Prime is in danger.
Just not the Prime you were expecting.
And only Cybertron's answer to Chris Akabusi can save him as I look at SPOTLIGHT BLURR.
This week, read my piece on All Hail Megatron issue 4, or I'll punch you till you do.
Because I'm your friend and it's good for you.
Sorry, the comic may have gotten to me.
It's the end of an era this week... though it's the first of two and a bit times it will end.
E.J. Su gives us some of the greatest Transformers art of all time, but will the story have a Nega impact? Can we Pretend Sideswipe has more than a cameo in this comic named after him, or should the whole thing be chucked in the Solar Pool?
Find out as I look at Spotlight Sideswipe!
This week, I look at All Hail Megatron issue 3.
But, a quick note here on the just announced today loss of the Transformers licence at IDW.
The company as a business I won't miss (though I doubt whoever takes over will be squeaky clean either).
The stories, the creators and the community though, have all has their ups and downs, but over two decades, collectively have been amazing.
In More Than Meets the Eye, they gave us what I think has been the best ever ongoing Transformers comic (not in every issue or idea being perfect, but the overall consistency has been amazing).
In the Wreckers trilogy they gave us what I think is the best TF comic full stop.
And right up to this current month, we've had so much good stuff. Barber (especially as an editor), Scott, Ruckley and company have been consistently working their asses off.
And the artists, from E.J. Su in the dawn times to Anna Malkova, we've had some stunning work on a hard to do franchise (as anyone who remembers the Great Door Argument between Roberts and Milne will attest).
I think many of them will carry over to the New for that reason.
But it's the people. Especially during the MTMTE run there was a real close sense of community.
IDW were not always perfect (indeed, today I'm talking about a very Not Perfect issue of AHM), but it sum is greater than its parts and it's a legacy I think we'll look back on fondly, even if whoever the new people are carry on doing good work.
This week, meet the man who doesn't need a map, either literally when driving or just metaphorically so he has a clue.
Plus, a real Frenzy of excitement, Bridge racing to the Bridge and Devastator suffering from car-pool tunnel syndrome.
All as I look at All Hail Megatron Issue 2!
This week, who can you trust?
Well, turns out you can judge someone by their name as Hot Rod finally works out who betrayed him.
Oh, and a couple of pages on the actual plot.
All as I look at Spotlight Doubledealer!
Yes, we've made it through the second year of the pandemic, and at this point, 2022 can only be full of good things.
Like the Mike Costa era.
But, before that, it's time to look at the second part of Revelation, where Nightbeat is number one with a bullet as I look at Spotlight: Hardhead!
Yes, this weekend is the one anniversary of this ridiculous project. Thanks for making it so far!
And what better way to celebrate a year, and Christmas, that with a fresh start? All in my look at the latest comic based around (checks notes) Megatron, in All Hail Megatron Issue 1!
Stuart Webb. Who knows everything about nothing and not a lot about that.